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As digital devices and internet access is being given to children younger than ever before, it is imperative that we address with them the understanding of how to participate and utilize these tools in a safe and appropriate manner through digital citizenship education.
Jason McKenna, Director of Educational Strategy at Robomatter was invited back to Pittsburgh Tech Council’s TechVibe Radio!
Former president Barack Obama captured the essence of the challenge many educators are facing today when he stated, “Computers are going to be a big part of our future…and that future is yours to shape.” The quote communicates the power and importance of taking a more...
When challenging situations - those that test you professionally, intellectually, and emotionally - become chronic, a strange phenomenon occurs where they seem both commonplace and insurmountable. As an educator for over a decade, I became intimately familiar with all...
The goals of a quality education are varied, with our greatest aspirations for students including everything from political and social understanding to confidence in applying the scientific method and complex problem-solving skills. We want students to be both better...
Happy Pi Day! We have a few different ways for you to incorporate robotics Pi Day activities into your classroom.
No matter how long you’ve been teaching, you probably remember your first day - the excitement, the nervousness and the anticipation that all made the day unforgettable. Leaders of large companies know the power of that first day too; particularly Amazon CEO Jeff...
Technology conventions can be an amazing experience, but also very overwhelming. Here are five tips on the best way to get the most out of your experience!
Join our Director of Educational Strategy, Jason McKenna, on Twitter next Tuesday evening for #RoboEdChat! We will be discussing how teachers are using robotics to transform their classrooms. Tuesday, February 20 at 8pm EST! Don't know what a twitter chat is? No...
Feedback is one of the most powerful tools that a teacher can utilize; providing quality feedback to students carries a big impact on student achievement. However, it is important to remember that not all feedback delivers the same effect.
Miltner’s concerns about “new economy” claims, and more specifically, the insatiable demand for technology workers in the future being over-hyped are certainly worth considering. However, one thing that is definitely not overhyped is students’ passionate interest in computer science, long before considering a career.
There’s a certain chaos that can accompany passion and creativity in learning. That energy and excitement students express when fully embracing a new challenge is enough to remind an educator why they got into teaching in the first place. Indeed, in the classroom, it’s a precious thing to witness, and an even more important thing to encourage and contain.
Our latest Teacher’s POV features Ross L. Hartley from Pickerington Ridgeview STEM Junior High. He discusses how he works with students to build their collaboration skills!
Just when you thought STEM couldn’t get any bigger, The New York Times recently identified the acronym, and all it stands for, as the “national priority in education.” With that in mind, Carnegie Mellon’s Robotic Academy has partnered with us and the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center to identify the characteristics of an effective, ambitious STEM educational solution!
Marvin Minsky was a cognitive scientist who was regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of artificial intelligence, having made fundamental contributions in the sectors of robotics and computer-aided learning technologies.
The Robomatter team’s commitment to developing a quality curriculum rich in computational thinking is paying off in a big way – not only is it helping to make research headlines, it’s preparing students for more than just a job in tech.
Congratulations to Dallas ISD for receiving a $350,000 grant from Texas Instruments Foundation.
We decided to make a few upgrades to the 3D printer in our office recently using VEX Robotics parts!